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Ladybug Ladybug Song

Ladybug Ladybug is a poem written in the English language. In Britain, it is known as “Ladybird, Ladybird“. The oldest version of this poem can be found in “Tommy Thumb’s Pretty Songbook” (Vol.2), which was published in 1744. Ladybird or Ladybug is a brightly colored insect. The English word, “Ladybird”, has been derived from the Catholic term “Our Lady“.

In the olden times, this poem was recited by the farmers, when they set their farms on fire for irrigational purposes. The Ladybird’s help in reducing the pests from their farmlands had not gone unnoticed. So, this was sung so as to send the Ladybirds home, away from the fire. In more modern times, this poem was and is chanted by young children when a ladybird lands on the person. Then, if the ladybird does not fly away on its own, then the person gently blows the ladybird away singing, “Ladybird, Ladybird fly away home”. Also, read Clap Your Hands

Ladybug Ladybug Song

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Ladybug!  Ladybug!

Fly away home.

Your house is on fire.

And your children all gone.

All except one,

And that’s little Ann,

For she crept under

The frying pan.

Ladybug!  Ladybug!

Fly away home.

Your house is on fire.

And your children all gone.

All except one,

And that’s little Ann,

For she crept under

The frying pan.

Summary of Ladybug Ladybug Song:

In this poem, we find the author singing to Ladybirds. The author exclaims, “Ladybird, Ladybird!”. And asks them to leave, as their homes their house is on fire. The author tells the ladybirds that even their children have left. This part represents the fields that the farmers have set on fire. The author wanted the ladybirds to safely fly away from their burning houses to their new homes where they will be safe. Then, the author tells the readers that all the Ladybirds fly away, all except one!

The author reveals that Ladybird’s name to be “Ann”. And he says, all the ladybirds flew away except Ann, who decided to creep under a flying pan for shelter. You may also like to read, Johny Johny Yes Papa.

A little something for the parents:

Poems should be an integral part of your child’s growing process as they make their lives more colorful and vibrant by adding a variety of rich experience. So, every child should be encouraged to read more and more poems.

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